The Straight Blast Gym head-coach tweeted "10 weeks #McGregorVsMayweather" alongside an image of himself and The Notorious One. Over a year and a half ago, McGregor did the impossible and knocked-out the pound-for-pound #1 fighter in the UFC, Jose Aldo, in just a matter of 13 seconds to claim the Featherweight Championship.
The contest, nearly certain to be the biggest grossing event in boxing history, was confirmed on Wednesday and is set to take place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on August 26.
All of the rumors, all of the hints, and all of the trash talk that has been circulating for months has finally come together to create one of the biggest fights in the #History Of Boxing.
The pay-per-view (PPV) event will be broadcast on Showtime with the figure possibly reaching that astronomical $1 billion figure. McGregor is being given a money line of +550 to win this contest. Pulling off a knockout win, he said, would make McGregor "the biggest athlete on earth".
Mayweather, 40, is quite possibly the greatest defensive boxer of all time and is undefeated at 49-0. The Las Vegas venue for Mayweather-McGregor and the pay-per-view price have yet to be announced. McGregor is set to pull down tens of millions of dollars for the bout.
It is the unique nature of Mayweather - McGregor that make it an even better sell than any other boxingfight in history. But who cares? The buildup will be awesome and it will be a fight we will remember forever, no matter what happens.
Sly, who is often ring side at the biggest fights, is a minority owner of the UFC, and he's rooting for the Irishman.
Conor McGregor is the biggest attraction in MMA and one of the biggest draws in all of sports.
Rumors and reports of a fight have been floating for nearly a year, with both fighters openly acknowledging a potential bout.